The cooperative relationship between HBM and Cetim-Ctdec should be regarded as more than a customer-supplier relationship but a partnership. HBM has ramped up the development of hermetically sealed electronics and, in particular, has deployed its customized transducer department to match its strain gauges to the demands of the customer's spring element. This partnership has allowed Cetim-Ctdec to develop an industrial tool for optimizing the settings of turning machines with all the benefits imaginable in terms of productivity...
The Centre Technique du Décolletage (Ctdec) was created in 1962. As it name suggests it lends support to industries specializing in bar turning. It employs 55 individuals and is based in Cluses, Haute-Savoie, in the heart of the Arve valley where more than two-thirds of French companies engaged in bar turning are concentrated. Ctdec was merged with the Centre Technique des Industries Mécaniques in 2015 at the request of public authorities (the regulatory authority) and is now called Cetim-Ctdec.
This merger promotes the convergence of turning and machining jobs and allows the offering of support to industries over the full life cycle of products.
Cetim-Ctdec is engaged in diverse activities, particularly in the provision of consulting services and technical expertise in the field of materials (characterization, failure analysis, tests, etc.), production methods (machining, production organization and management) and metrology. It also carries out significant work in training (more than 1500 trainees per year) and information technology (databases, standards, technical documentation).
Cetim-Ctdec also works on large-scale projects involving a large portion of the profession as well as on projects addressing a problem presented individually by an industry.
"This partnership is based on a perfect balance between the two companies. This collaboration with Cetim-Ctdec has really allowed us to progress and to develop a new generation of transducers. In particular, we have made use of the numerous tests conducted by their technical center. This is focused development to which we also bring our long-term capability to supply transducers that exhibit very stable performance", emphasizes Bernard Vindret, HBM engineer and architect of the partnership with Cetim-Ctdec.
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